Byzantine Historians

Certain Greek historians who lived under the Eastern empire between the sixth and fifteenth centuries. They may be divided into three groups:- (1) Those whose works form a continuous history of the Byzantine empire, from the fourth century to the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks; (2) general chroniclers who wrote histories of the world from the oldest period; and (3) writers on Roman antiquities, statistics, and customs.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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